Laura Vander Broek

Associate Professor
Department of English


244 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3467

Laura Vander Broek

ESL 098 ESL Composition
ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study
ENG 363 Applied Linguistics
ENG 365 Teaching English as a Second Language
ENG 366 Grammar and Usage
ENG 469 ESL Teaching Practicum

Research Interests

Recent Publications
Vander Broek, L. & Bloem, P. (2010). “Maastricht: Preparing future teachers for linguistically diverse classrooms.”  Global Connections, Allendale, Mi.: GVSU.

VanderBroek, L. & Wu, S. (2008). The role of English and indigenous languages in teacher education in the Ghanaian context. In S. Dogancay-Aktuna & J. Hardman, J. (Eds.), Global English Language Teacher Education, Alexandria, Va.: TESOL Press, Inc.

Linguistic Disparity in Education in Ghana: The Relationship of English to Indigenous Languages, African Studies: Paradigms, Pedagogy, and Partnerships, GVSU,  10/04.

Recent Professional Activity
English Education Maastricht Study Abroad Program, Co-Director. 2006-Present.

Presentation. Where’s LESLLA? Expanding TESL Curricula to Include Low-literate Adult Learners, 2014 MITESOL Expanding Our Perspectives: From the Classroom to the Community,  Grand Rapids, 10/14.

Presentation. Developing a LESLLA-Inclusive TESOL Curriculum., 2014 LESLLA Symposium, Learning, Thinking, Reading, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 8/14.

Presentation. Teachers on Bikes: A Case Study of a Teacher Preparation Program in Multi-literacy Development. ECIS: ESL & Mother Tongue Conference 2014: Developing Multi-literate Global Citizens—from language policy to classroom practice. Amsterdam, 3/14.

B.A., Hope College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University